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'Mighty Mouse' Has Maximum Impact on the Soccer Field

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GARNER — Megan Harris ofGarner High Schoolis a 5'2" bundle of energy all-state soccer player.

She may not be big physically, but do not let that fool you.

"I love surprising people, catching people off their toes," she says. She uses quickness to her advantage.

"Going up for headers or whatever, beating people that are taller than you, I get a rush of adrenaline and I love it," she says.

She is not the only one who loves it; her coach and team also appreciate her level of play.

"She plays like a 6-foot giant and she has the nickname 'Mighty Mouse," says coach Paul Smith. "She has quite, quite a tremendous impact every game all over the field."

Megan also has spirit.

"What makes a player very special is not her talent, but her heart," he says. "There's many a game where she comes off just spent, just totally fatigued because she's given her all and she puts the team on her shoulder."

Academically, Megan also excels. She is a straight A student who wants to be a teacher, just like her mother.

"I love my mom and dad. My mom's my idol. I want to be just like her when I grow up," Megan says. "She's a teacher and I also want to be a teacher."

Megan Harris is the winner of this week's Extra Effort Award. Tom Suiter's Extra Effort award airs Wednesdays during WRAL's 6:00 News.

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